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bought my first BD-R today

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:23 pm

I just picked up my first Philips 2x BD-R for $19.99 CAD at futureshop. Unfortunately, it's not available online yet to link to.

The disc is REALLY nice looking, and bottom resembles a Gold DVD (kind of brownish). It has a similar look to a DVDRW, but brown.

No, I don't have a Blu Ray burner yet :P
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Postby MonsterMan on Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:34 pm

And I thought I was obsessive about optical media...


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Postby Phoenix '97 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:08 pm

Pics? :D
Front, back, side, even a small video to show the colour changes as light gets reflected from it.
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Postby [buck] on Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:22 pm

^ I second that motion! :D You didn't buy that Fuji F10 for nothing, now did you? [-X

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:23 am

Here's some pics
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:25 am

more pics
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:26 am

yet more pics
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:27 am

This is what happens when you take too many pictures around a cat....
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:28 am

Hopefully that satisfies everyone for the moment :roll:
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:59 am

well, thanks to the cat, when you do get a BD drive you can test how well it works with (cat-)scrathed media :lol:
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Postby [buck] on Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:17 am

Am I the only one who noticed that it's made in the Netherlands? :o It must be a true Philips made disc!! Wow!!
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:52 am

[buck] wrote:Am I the only one who noticed that it's made in the Netherlands? :o It must be a true Philips made disc!! Wow!!


Hrm, maybe it was handcrafted by RJW? :D
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Postby Spazmogen on Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:31 am

What you need is a new BR drive.

HERE. Only $1269.99 CDN too.

They also have TDK & Panasonic brand BR-RE (aka RW) discs too.
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Postby [buck] on Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:42 am

Spazmogen wrote:What you need is a new BR drive.

HERE. Only $1269.99 CDN too.

They also have TDK & Panasonic brand BR-RE (aka RW) discs too.

Pff... it's only $985 here :wink:
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Postby Spazmogen on Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:26 pm

[buck] wrote:
Spazmogen wrote:What you need is a new BR drive.

HERE. Only $1269.99 CDN too.

They also have TDK & Panasonic brand BR-RE (aka RW) discs too.

Pff... it's only $985 here :wink:


I think Dolphin has an in with them already :wink:
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Postby [buck] on Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:29 pm

Spazmogen wrote:
[buck] wrote:
Spazmogen wrote:What you need is a new BR drive.

HERE. Only $1269.99 CDN too.

They also have TDK & Panasonic brand BR-RE (aka RW) discs too.

Pff... it's only $985 here :wink:


I think Dolphin has an in with them already :wink:

You think? :wink:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:44 pm

If I was going to buy it, I'd probably be going straight to the wholesale supplier anyways :wink: but I'm not shelling out that much $$$ for a BluRay drive just yet. My first BluRay drive will be the Sony PS3, and then I'll get a burner. That way I'll have something to test my burned BluRay movies on. At the moment there isn't enough testing that can be done on burned media anyways though :(
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Postby jberry on Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:53 pm

add in Canada's 15% tax then you are almost at $1 per gig....ouch.


when on sale hard drives can be 40 cents per gig....

glad you bought one for the pics but man the price is a bugger.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:55 am

jberry wrote:add in Canada's 15% tax then you are almost at $1 per gig....ouch.


when on sale hard drives can be 40 cents per gig....

glad you bought one for the pics but man the price is a bugger.


I collect media, I don't collect HDD's :wink:

And BC's tax is 14%, about to go down to 13% and then 12%. Alberta's tax is 7% about to go down to 6% and then 5%.
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Postby jberry on Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:58 am

dont' remind me of alberta.... :evil: No pst there!!!! Of course they have all the money :D

when you collect are you actually keeping them for posterity, etc.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:05 am

jberry wrote:dont' remind me of alberta.... :evil: No pst there!!!! Of course they have all the money :D

when you collect are you actually keeping them for posterity, etc.


I guess so... I just like having really rare media. Like That's branded Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs made with Gold... Verbatim brand Kodak manufactured Gold CD-Rs from when Kodak OWNED Verbatim... a 63min CD-R from Maxell from when 63min CD-Rs was the standard (sadly burned already). Stuff like that :wink:
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Postby jberry on Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:29 pm

if you have them all lined up maybe you can post a pic...unless you think that is too weird :D
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:52 pm

jberry wrote:if you have them all lined up maybe you can post a pic...unless you think that is too weird :D


Sadly I don't have a good place to display them just yet :(
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Postby Phoenix '97 on Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:35 pm

Ooo it's grey! Does it match the colours of a DVD-RW?

What a cute kitty! :D Here's mine:
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Postby Ian on Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:50 pm

As long as we're doing show and tell...
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